07 May 2008

Twitter saves detainee

How's this for weird?

Twitter helps student get outta jail. An American student, James Karl Buck, who was checking out the recent protests in Egypt was arrested along with his translator. He quickly sends a tweet saying he was arrested.

Friends were able to follow his tracks and sorta make sure he was released from prison.

It's scary to think it could have gone really badly for him if not for twitter. His translator and friend Maree is still being detained at an unknown location.

Buck is now trying to track down his friend.